Soul singer Aretha Franklin celebrated her 72nd birthday with a star-studded party in New York over the weekend (22-23Mar14).
The Respect hitmaker started her Saturday (22Mar14) by taking in Denzel Washington's Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun, before heading to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where she was joined by the Training Day actor, alongside rapper Andre 3000, singer/producer Babyface and record executive Clive Davis for a private bash.
During the event, she also revealed some news about her new album, saying, "Babyface is working on the tracks. I'm just waiting for him to finish (his Broadway musical After Midnight) so he can finish my tracks please.
"And I think Andre 2000 (sic) - is it two or three? 3000 is going to be doing some of the tracks with him."
Franklin actually turns 72 on Tuesday (25Mar14).